The Pittsburgh Pirates lost their seventh game in a row after a 5-2 loss to Minnesota. Trevor Williams took a tough-luck loss. He allowed just one run on three hits in seven innings. He walked one and struck out five. He left the game with the Twins leading 1-0. Josh Bell had three of the four Pirates hits. He had a two-run home run in the ninth inning.
The Pirates host the Twins for afternoon game today. First pitch is 1:35pm. WISR pregame is 1:10pm. Injuries have forced J.T. Brubaker into a starting role for tonight’s game.
The Bucs host the Detroit Tigers for a three-game series beginning Friday at PNC Park.
The Pirates have lost another pitcher when reliever Nick Burdi experienced elbow discomfort this week and was placed on the 45-day injured list, ending his season.
The need for arms has forced the Pirates to send utility player Jose Osuna and outfielder Guillermo Heredia to their minor league camp in Altoona.